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former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said the intelligence committee chose not to disclose the al qaeda connection to the attack, in order to avoid tipping off the terrorists. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with a special treatment that congress gave to the retired general. steve? >> reporter: hi, jim. it wasn't a hot seat, it was more a warm welcome up here on capitol hill tonight. some republicans are still charging that somebody played politics with what the public was told about benghazi. petraeus testified that if that happened, it wasn't the fault of the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers had cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through halls. a favor to the general, who apologized to lawmakers for his affair. petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia with an eye on libya missed the threat is still under investigation. but petraeus'
attack and the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. nbc news has confirmed petraeus conducted his own investigation on the ground. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during, and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: still trusted by many in washington, petraeus is in a unique position to shed light on benghazi. even as he rides out a controversy of his own. top lawmakers here are demanding more information on that investigation and why they weren't briefed on it until the general resigned. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> for now acting cia director michael morell is set to testify about the benghazi attack on capitol hill, but on "meet the press" this morning "washington post's" bob woodward talked about the possibility of general petraeus still being called to testify. >> it is not going away and the question will be, i suspect, will he be asked to testify as a private citizen either in closed door, probably only petraeus -- if he has the ability to stop this benghazi frenzy. >> congressional heari
win up in massachusetts. elizabeth warren beat scott brown for the u.s. senate seat there. the democrats regained the seat that was held by the late ted kennedy for 47 years. warren will be the first woman to represent massachusetts in the senate. >>> democrats are holding on to a u.s. senate seat in missouri, thanks to controversy created by a republican challenger. todd akin lost to incumbent mccaskill. akin came under fire for comments he made he called legitimate rape. he said abortion should not be allowed in conception by rape. republicans called for him to drop out of that race. >>> tim kaine said he's determined to work with people on both sides of the aisle when he takes his seat in the u.s. senate. as julie carey reports now, his victory was likely changed by the demographics in the commonwealth. >> reporter: tim kaine had just started to celebrate his own victory when he was handed a piece of paper containing even more good news for virginia democrats. >> more than halfway there. nbc just called the presidential race for president obama. >> reporter: after last
of u.s. immigration policy to, in their words, keep families together. >> my family is mixed with undocumented and documented people. my sister is a citizen. my grandmother is a permanent resident. my parents and my brother and i are undocumented. we just want to let president obama know we're here, and we're not giving up until our comprehensive immigration reform is reached. >> the advocates say they will also take their fight to capitol hill. they say it's time congress recognizes the growing power of the latino vote. >>> a developing story tonight. pentagon officials confirm an iranian jet fired on a u.s. drone. a spokesman says that drone was 16 nautical miles off the iranian coast. it happened last week while they were conducting routine surveillance. the iranian jet reportedly fired twice. the drone was not hit and returned to its base. a pentagon spokesman said that drone was never in iranian air space. president obama was notified about that incident. >>> tonight commander mark kelly said he is done thinking about the man who tried to kill his wife. former arizona co
-martial. >>> the u.s. presidential elections are important to more than just americans. tonight people around the world feel that they have a stake in who wins tomorrow. israel overwhelmingly supports mitt romney because of hits outspoken comments against iran. but about 75% of europeans who were polled favor president obama. japanese also favor the president. but many people in pakistan are hoping for a change. many pakistanis do not like the u.s. drones over their country. >>> here at home, virginia will also play a key role in a fight for control of congress. pat lawson muse explains now what's riding on a very close race between tim kaine and george allen. >> the race for u.s. senate in virginia is one of the most closely watched in the nation. it's one of the few that could tip the balance in the senate. the candidates are familiar, of course, to virginia voters. former virginia governor kim kaine once chair of the democratic national committee and george allen, another former governor who lost this senate seat to jim webb in 2006. webb is retiring, along with other senators in six other
on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or the secretary of state, or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: a fight over a tragedy that could become, by david petraeus, who as cia director went to benghazi to investigate and will testify to congress tomorrow. petraeus may have quit in disgrace when he admitted adultery, but his believability on national security and bipartisanship will most probably lead both
on fire to cover up the murder. the assistant u.s. attorney in the case described the killing as a horrible crime. he says there was pre-planning to get money, to rob a cabbie, and one of them was armed with a gun. >> nighttime is pretty dangerous. the city, and we want the city to at least look after our cab drivers. >> reporter: attorneys for both teens asked they be released to home confinement. the judge said, no. scheduled to appear back neer hn court later this month. darcy spencer, news 4. >> thanks. >>> thousands still without power from west virginia to new york. some residents have had enough. they took their outrage to the streets. >>> a community effort to beautify a part of prince george's county today, and ahead of tomorrow's veterans day holiday, returning >>> frustrations beginning to boil over on long island. residents there angry that it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy, and they are still without power. dozens rallied outside the headquarters of the long island power authority today to voice anger. as of this afternoon, more than 60,000 custome
of the tightest races in the nation. 33 u.s. senate seats are up for grabs across the country. the results could change the balance of power on capitol hill. now a look at the critical race between tim kahne and george allen. >> reporter: this is one of the most expensive races in the country. an estimated $84 million spend by both candidates combined. tonight about two mile away, tim kaine will be waiting for the results. virginia's next senator will be a former governor. republican george allen cast his ballot in alexander re. a tim kaine in richmond. both men campaigned on their track records. kaine's path inspired. obama supporters to back him today. buttal voters decided to vote down party lines. the presidential race helping to dictate the rest of the ballot. i'm a diehard republican. democrats tend to push responsibility away from the states and on to the federal government. >> reporter: the powe show a tight race to the finish. >> you never know which way virginia will go. >> they are hoping to replace retiring senator jim webb. he has been out on the campaign trail with his fellow democ
congress on the bombing at the u.s. embassy in libya. >>> just days after the election, the supreme court says it will consider overturning the landmark law that prevented discrimination at the polls in the '60s. justices agree to hear a constitutional challenge to the voting rights act of 1965. that act gives the federal government oversight over voting rules in 16 states, including virginia. challengers say race relations have improved enough that that oversight can be lifted. the justices plan to look at whether the law in its current form might be outdated. >>> tonight a teenager is charged in the beating of an 81-year-old woman inside her upper northeast d.c. home. it was the mailman who came to her aid yesterday. matt collins spoke exclusively with the man who stepped in to help. >> i saw her, i never did miss anything in this community like that either. strange. unfortunately, it had to happen with someone like her. >> reporter: this is teddy settles, he's the mailsman in this neighborhood. he came to the rescue of that 81-year-old woman beaten and robbed in her home on mckinley st
at a closed hearing into the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. a former colleague told nbc news that petraeus volunteered to testify. >>> an employee at a 24-hour walmart store in laurel, maryland, says the man who shot his co-worker in the parking lot this morning was acting strangely moments before that shooting. his face was covered with a hood and scarf. police found his car on fire moments after the getaway. the store manager who was shot is expected to survive. >>> 15 elementary school students had minor bumps and bruises after a school bus crash in upper marlboro today. an suv rear ended the bus on route 301. 32 students were on the bus when it happened. none had to go to the hospital. >>> we're learning more about the timeline about the murders authorities say are connected. a teenager from charlestown in maryland is charged in both cases. pat collins spoke to the people who knew the suspect. >> reporter: his name, joshua mebane. he's 17 years old, charged as an adult. the centerpiece suspect in two murders, 12 days apart. victim number one. teresa bass. she was the moth
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